How To Draw A Saddle: Step 6

How to Draw a Saddle

Children will enjoy learning how to draw a saddle in today’s drawing lesson.

Create along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a saddle.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf lesson even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons or markers. This is useful for very young children in the need of extra guidance and simply looking to shade in a saddle.

Enjoy the process of learning how to draw a saddle. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. Remember there is a PDF guide at the end of the lesson.


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Saddle Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Saddle: All Steps

In this post, we will learn how to draw a saddle with your drawing materials. Pay attention to the different sizes and shapes of each part of the saddle. The lines in each step is made of blue so you can observe the current components that you will be drawing.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. First Draw The Seat

    How To Draw A Saddle: Step 1

    First, outline the elongated shape of the saddle’s seat. Next, draw a wavy line to form the side of the seat.

  2. Next Form The Saddle Flap

    How To Draw A Saddle: Step 2

    Next, draw the U-shape outline of the saddle flap attached below the seat. Then, draw a small curved outline on the side of the flap to form the knee pad.

  3. Now Outline The Panel

    How To Draw A Saddle: Step 3

    Now, outline the panel visible beneath the seat by drawing a curved line.

  4. Draw The Stirrup Leather

    How To Draw A Saddle: Step 4

    Draw the rectangular strips below the seat to form the stirrup leather. Add small circular holes as shown.

  5. Add The Stirrup Iron

    How To Draw A Saddle: Step 5

    Let’s add the stirrup iron dangling from the stirrup leather! First, draw a U-shaped outline. Then, attach an oval at the bottom. Make sure to erase parts of the leather that intersect with the stirrup iron.

  6. Complete The Saddle Drawing

    How To Draw A Saddle: Step 6

    Let’s color our drawing of a saddle! First, color the seat with shades of orange. Next, fill in the panel with a yellow crayon. Now, use a light brown crayon to color the stirrup leather. Then, fill in the stirrup iron with a gray crayon. Finally, use darker shades of brown to color the saddle flap.

How to Draw a Saddle PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Saddle. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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